Creativity can take many forms and often it is a real pleasure to make our designs work on different styles of building. On this town home in Lake Forest, we were tasked with creating porch railings, standard balcony railings, and Juliet balcony railings. This building was unique with a combination of old-fashioned columns and other pastel colors. These railings, like all of the things we build, needed to be functional and visually compatible with the residence.
The mix of the old fashioned elements and the modern is really interesting both visually and in the architecture itself. This multiple story structure had several balconies and porches that needed to be secured as well as some Juliet style balconies. A secure railing can make these architectural features more functional and become part of the living space itself. These sites are both a challenge and an artistic opportunity. Every project can be beautiful and we love every opportunity.
There is something fun about creating something that will become a feature of someone’s home. These railings may one day be festooned with holiday decorations throughout the year, or a place for someone to rest their feet as they recline on a chair. They could even become a place to lean upon and dream of futures of all kinds. With a twist of wrought iron or the choice of a color there are so many possibilities.
This building was created with a variety of materials and our craftsmanship was just one of them. The porches and balconies were formed with gray stone tiles and we worked out with the client that wrought iron steel with a black powder coating would be ideal. This design works with the existing elements and adds a pop of contrast to the front of the building. Creating visual differences through color is an important part of design and it’s one we embrace. There is a mix on this structure of the old and new, creating a unique home for those that live here.
Another element to our railings was the weatherproof nature of wrought iron and the black powder coating. This will allow these metal elements to remain an important structural element in this building for years to come. These materials can last a long time and are a good investment to add to any property.
A railing can be a good addition whether a structure is new or it is a residence that could use a change. Our work can simultaneously be functional and beautiful just like on this property. We can make them simple as you can see with many of our more industrial projects, or have quite a few different artistic elements. We love to have a challenge and we love a chance to put our creative brainstorming together with your vision for your home or business.